Italian Vanity Fair has the exclusive first look at Madonna's spring 2010 Dolce & Gabbana campaign, shot by Steven Klein. The designers say on their blog that the mood "isn't unlike a film from the days of Italian Neorealism." And, "Madonna herself recalls the strong, raw sensuality of the iconic actress Anna Magnani — showcasing when soft sensuality meets bold authenticity." The sensuality is evident in her ample cleavage, lack of severe eyeliner, and visible panting. But is "bold authenticity" supposed to refer to her washing dishes?
Or perhaps eating pasta? Though there doesn't seem to be anything authentic about that, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana say this is Madonna at her truest self. Gabbana spoke to Vanity Fair about the campaign for a feature story:
When asked as to whether Madonna knows how to wash dishes, Stefano Gabbana replies "Certainly ... she's a very practical woman ... " And does she actually eat spaghetti despite her most enviable figure? "Of course," says Stefano, "and she can allow herself to with all the exercise she does!"
Madonna "practical"? Really? The woman who had supposedly never eaten a slice of New York pizza until last September when she went on Letterman and was essentially forced to eat a slice, which she refused to consume with cheese? The woman who goes to galas dressed like a drunk maid turned prostitute? Who plucks a hot model off a fashion shoot to keep as her boyfriend/pet just weeks after a divorce? Who travels to Malawi to adopt babies? Who has fewer wrinkles than a newborn and more muscle mass than the Williams sisters combined? But what do we know? Stefano dines and parties with her. Maybe when no cameras are around, she gets up and washes the dishes and Swiffers the floors before tucking in the kids and enjoying a nice slice of non-vegan chocolate torte when she has the house to herself.
Or, you know, not.